Browse through our blog posts to find out what life is like at Hoe Grange Holidays along with some great ideas for hobbies and days out in the Peak District.
This week we teamed up with a fellow Peak District Environmental Quality Mark member, (like-minded sustainable businesses with a passion for The Peak District) Cath Lee from Peak Walking Adventures, to offer a back to nature, Bear Grylls type, wild camping experience. Cath offers a wide range of guided walks, trek training walks and wild camping for all abilities and her knowledge really brings the experience to life, so we were delighted to be able to offer one of our walled, wooded copses for her semi-wild camping two day walk. [caption i...
On the 20th August 2015 hundreds of British farmers recorded their day with video and photographs to help the general public understand how wide and varied the work of a British farmer is. What were we up to at Hoe Grange that day? Take a look at our #farm24 and see! Checking all are present and correct...... and all are with their mummies.... even if their mummies are not really their mummies. Time then for a little tractor work, mowing off the overgrown grass so fresh grass can grow in its place. Not forgetting to look after our gu...
Last Sunday the 27th of April, 19 people joined us for the Hoe Grange Hike as part of the wider Peak District Walking Festival. This year saw a change of route from the walk we have done for the past 4 years and explored the footpaths over the hill to Brassington. Following Derbyshire Dales countryside ranger Patrick Mountain, the group were lead over the private land at Hoe Grange where they saw and heard lots of wildlife, along Pinder's lane. Did you know that a "Pinder" was the keeper of the Pinfold where stray animals were kept until clai...
The one thing about farming is that everyday is different and you have to turn your hand to many unusual tasks - today was one of those days! Hens can fly, but are not know for their aerobatic skills, and maximum flight time is a matter of seconds. Today one of our little flock showed just what a mess you can get in if you haven't worked out your landing strip - you should always look before you leap! It was a lovely sunny morning here in the Derbyshire hills, so one of the free range hens decided to stretch her wings. Our black Leghorn, Blac...
Rodent control can be a challenge on a farm. Keeping down the rabbit population to a healthy level is always a challenge, but at Hoe Grange we have an unusual solution to the problem. Stuart has been flying his birds of prey here for years, today he brought his female Goshawk and Stuart's friend brought along a male. Falconry is a very technical operation as the birds will only hunt when they are the correct weight; a few ounces over and they will go to roost, a little under and they don't have the strength to fly. The Birtish Falconers Cl...
We stayed in Pinder cabin and had a lovely stay, the cabin was spacious and comfortable, nice and warm after cold days out. The children loved meeting the animals and... read more
Second visit to the accessible holiday cabins at Hoe Grange. David and Felicity were as helpful and friendly as ever. We had a welcome pack of freshly baked bread, butter,... read more
We love this place. Very wheelchair friendly, really well equipped and comfortable, with easy access by car to lots of places of interest particularly Crich Tramway Village, Chatsworth, Bakewell and... read more
What a lovely weekend away! We stayed in the lovely gypsy caravan, which was a wonderful and really unique experience. We took along our two horses, who also had a... read more
We had a lovely time staying in one of the incredibly well equipped pods. I bought my pony along and we had some great rides on the high peak trail.... read more
On arriving at Hoe Grange in a downpour, we doubted if we’d made the right decision to go glamping, but after the warm welcome from David and a quick tour,... read more
Recently spent a week in "Pinder" and had a lovely time. The location is stunning - the site is nestled in a beautiful valley on the edge of the Peaks... read more
We wanted a complete break and some peace and quiet and this was perfect. The caravan was secluded with beautiful views over the countryside. Everything was spotlessly clean and well... read more
We stayed in Rainster cabin for a long weekend 6 th to 9 th September. This was my 5 th visit to the amazing Hoe Grange. I had visited before... read more
Arrived and was shown to our pod, fantastic location and the pod was very good indeed plus we had home made bread and milk and tea and coffee. A... read more
We stayed in the Skylark pod last October (2018) and had a lovely time. There was homemade, rustic goods (bread, biscuits etc) when we arrived. Felicity and David who run... read more
It's been three years since we last visited but once we arrived it certainly didn't feel like it!
We stayed in Hipley again which had had a refurbished wet... read more
We spent four nights at Hoe Grange and had a lovely time. The location is fantastic and right next to the High Peak Trail. The cabin was very clean and... read more
lovely surroundings real farm country with chickens paying you a visit nice decking area to chill at the end of the day accommodation very good plenty to do nearby... read more
Stayed last week, from 6th to 13th September in the log cabin called Hipley. This was amazing, it was our first visit but certainly not our last. Gold standard disability... read more
Lovely place to holiday near to interesting locations and easy access to the High Peak trail and Carsington Water. Part of a working farm with fresh produce to enjoy during... read more
What can I say?
We have just returned from a family weekend staying in Daisybank cabin and the Skylark pod.
It was our first trip away with my... read more
We've just returned from our second visit to Hoe Grange. The suggested riding routes with stunning scenery were enjoyed by my daughter and I while the menfolk were delighted with... read more
For the second year running, we have had a great family holiday at Hoe Grange. We had one cabin for the week, for two sisters and our elderly wheelchair-using... read more
We have just returned from a short stay in one of the pods on site at Hoe Grange Holidays. We couldn’t recommend them enough. The pod has everything you could... read more
Loved every minute of our stay, and so did the family and friends that came to stay. Excellent facilities in our cosy Hipley log cabin. By far the best... read more
Myself and my sister travelled to Costa Rica and Panama via Viva Holidays Ltd. The holiday was exceptional and one to be treasured forever. Andrew at Viva Holidays... read more
Another great holiday at Hoe Grange - such a great place for us all to holiday as a family - this time with a baby, a 3 yr old, a... read more